Please be advised that this unit is not available to students in the Bachelor of Health and Community Care or Associate Degree in Health and Community Care.
This unit involves a range of on-line and campus-based learning activities that introduce students to key concepts of health and healthcare, the pharmacy profession, roles of a pharmacist, quality use of medicines, government funding, regulatory bodies, the pharmaceutical industry and approval and supply of drugs, with an emphasis on the Australian Health Care system. There will be a particular focus on communication, as well as the use of some common non-prescription medications. Students are also offered visits to community pharmacies and the Royal Hobart Hospital, workshops on Mental Health First Aid and Tasmanian Aboriginal health status, history and culture.
|Unit name||Pharmacy Skills in Practice 1|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Karen Watkins and other staff within the Division of Pharmacy
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $2,381.00||2020: $4,708.00||060501|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
The unit consists of five modules:
Module 1: Australian Health Care System - Approximately 10 hours of learning.
Module 2: Pharmacists in the Australian Health Care System - Approximately 14 hours of learning.
Module 3: Patient's perspective of Health - Approximately 25 hours of learning.
Module 4: Communication - Approximately 7 hours of learning.
Module 5: Over-the-counter (OTC) medications - Approximately 16 hours of learning.
For Semester 1 delivery, there will be a combination of online and on campus activities including lectures, tutorials, workshops and pharmacy visits over 13 weeks.
For Semester 3 delivery, weeks 1-4 will consist of online learning by means of recorded lectures, guided reading, quizzes and discussion forums. Weeks 5-7 will consist of a teaching intensive period on campus in which students will attend tutorials, workshops and pharmacy visits.
Online quizzes 10%, two assignments 40% (assignment 1: approx. 1500 words, assignment 2: approx. 2500 words), essay (2000 words) 20%, completion of an 8-page pharmacy work book 10%, two 10-minute oral examinations 20%.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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